Bob Melvin surprised many with his decision to tap Sean Manaea over Mike Fiers to start Wednesday’s winner-take-all Wild Card Game.
When the A’s opened their 2019 regular season at the Tokyo Dome, their own starting pitching — or lack thereof — posed the greatest threat to a finish on the outside of the playoffs.
The Athletics were chasing from the get-go Wednesday afternoon after opener Liam Hendriks allowed a pair of Los Angeles runs in the first inning, the first runs he has allowed since April 27.
Khris Davis has not played a game since May 21, he hasn’t homered since sending two out of Seattle’s T-Mobile Park on May 13.
Mike Fiers was forced to wait for nearly two hours before finally flipping out the first pitch Tuesday.
With Frankie Montas handling Los Angeles hitters, Khris Davis and Matt Chapman took care of Oakland’s needs.
Starting pitching will answer the only question that matters to the 2019 Athletics — does the season live beyond game 162.
The biggest offseason move the Angels made was giving Mike Trout enough money over the next 12 years for the superstar center fielder to fund a reshoot of the blockbuster film “Avatar.”
A hard cast over Matt Olson’s right hand made his Sunday morning shopping difficult.
The American League Central was a true one-horse race in 2018 — it was Cleveland and five also-rans.
The reigning champion Boston Red Sox did what no reigning champ wants to do: they settled for offseason stagnancy.
The Phillies spent 2018 one piece short of a legitimate run at the postseason.
It has been an eventful eight months for Kyler Murray.
The arrival of February means Spring Training is looming — A’s pitchers and catchers report to camp in less than two weeks.
The future is bright for the Oakland Athletics. Not only that, it sits on the horizon.
The passing of the 2019 Fan Fest means that everyone in A’s green and gold can remove a rough 2018 Wild Card loss from the rear view mirror.
It is official: fumbles have become a serious issue for the Oakland Raiders.
Double-A shortstop Richie Martin entered the offseason as the Athletics’ No. 12 overall prospect.
The Athletics finished the 2018 season with four healthy starting pitchers on their 40-man roster — none of them especially reliable.
When McKenzie was hired, the Raiders were among the NFL’s laughing stocks, with zero playoff appearances and just 45 wins over the previous nine seasons.
For the second week in a row, the Raiders were in prime position to upset a playoff contender in Oakland. This time, they didn’t let it slip through their fingers.
Week 13 brought much to excite for a team that has lost three All-Pros over the past three months.
The Chiefs proved, Sunday at the Oakland Coliseum, that even without recently released running back Kareem Hunt they are able to put the ball in the endzone.
Proposed redevelopment at the Coliseum site will include residential along with commercial space.
The Warriors spent much of Monday night shooting at or under the 40-percent mark.
Stephen Curry will be a “full-go” at Warriors practice Tuesday, according to Steve Kerr.
Derek Carr vowed early this week to continue winning and further breaking up the NFL draft order.
The Raiders did two things they have done very little of this season in the first half Sunday.
Due to a flaw in the system, Khris Davis was left without any precious metal following a season that saw him finish as baseball’s home run king.
The Raiders 2018 season continued its tumble from unsuccessful to embarrassing Sunday.
The 2018 MLB season came to an end Sunday night when the Red Sox experienced the highest of the highs: a World Series championship.
In their first game of the post-Amari Cooper era, the passing game was far from the problem for the Raiders.
The Raiders have made the playoffs just once in the last 15 years.
In eight starts during the month of September, Liam Hendriks allowed zero first-inning runs. That success lent credence to the A’s and manager Bob Melvin’s …
The competition is set, and now the venue. The Yankees and Athletics will meet at Yankee Stadium on Oct. 3.
Prior to the season, few outside of Oakland expected the 2018 Athletics to win as many as 80 games. Fewer still saw them as an …